The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Ave NW WashingtonDC20006
11:30am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:30am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:30am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:30am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:30am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Carte Blanche
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The Oval Room Corp is located at 800 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 110, Washington, DC. This business specializes in Restaurants.
by merchantcircle on November 09, 2018 from merchantcircle


Where to Sit:
If the weather allows for it, make sure to request outdoor seating. With it's flower-decorated patio and crisp white tablecloths, USA Today has heralded the Oval Room's patio as one of the best outdoor dining experiences in America.
by Citysearch on February 23, 2010 from Citysearch
Look Good:
Although the restaurant is technically business casual, be prepared to bump into a myriad of power players from senators and congressmen to former presidents.
by Citysearch on February 23, 2010 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

The Oval Room Restaurant Review:
This elegant restaurant is near the real Oval Office at the White House, but its doors are always open to the hungry public. Executive chef John Melfi’s contemporary American menu is offered within a gleaming and modernized décor. A draw for politicos and power people, it is a logistically sensible place to stop for lunch and/or dinner. It is also gastronomically ideal for foodies who crave the...
by gayot on January 03, 2016 from gayot
Deep "in lobbyist territory" close to the White House, this "sophisticated" New American trades in "inventive" dishes served with "panache and style", at prices that may "not be for the 99%"; still, it's a "great experience" dining among "power" in the "quiet and understated" green-and-red (but not oval) room, with tables spread "far enough apart for good conversation."
by zagat on January 21, 2014 from zagat
Because food is politics in this town. Big shots duel amicably; have their hearty disagreements with a side of foie gras ravioli. Plush red chairs lean a little Republican, though definitely not fiscally conservative. New American menu reaches out to most of the fifty states, but just like California, Texas, and New York—fish, chicken, and steak are over-represented. Condoleezza Rice digs this...
by blackbookmag on January 21, 2013 from blackbookmag
Expect a lot of name-dropping and famous political faces in this white-tablecloth power den close to the White House. It seems that everyone here has an agenda, but for chef Tony Conte—an alum of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's kitchen—it's turning unexpected food combinations into a remarkably good modern American cuisine. Conte chars cubes of pumpkin and chestnut and tosses them with ricotta...
by concierge on May 06, 2012 from concierge

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The Oval Room is a critically acclaimed restaurant serving modern American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Located steps from "The Oval Office, " a virtual "Who's Who" of Washington politicians and media dine here; that is why The Oval Room is one of Washington's Power Restaurants. Among the distinguished guests are Former President Clinton, Former President George H. Bush, Former...
by cylexusa on May 14, 2015 from cylexusa